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 On July 23, 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a new online program to make the process of locating detained aliens easier and speedier.  This new system is called the Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) and enables attorneys and family members to locate detainees in no more than a few minutes. 

ODLS is very easy to access and anyone can do it – it is located on ICE’s website: http://www.ice.gov.  This new locator system provides the location of the facility where and individual is detained, the telephone number for the detention facility, and contact information for the local ICE Removal Operations office near the detention facility.  In order to locate a detained immigrant, you will have to enter certain biographical information about them.  You will have to options:

*Enter the detainee’s Alien Number and country of birth; OR

*Enter the detainee’s first name, last name, date of birth, and country of birth.

Even though this information will be on a public website, ICE has made sure that the information about each detainee is secure.   The only biographical information that anyone can see about a detainee is the biographical information that they entered when searching for the client.  For example, if you search for a detainee by their alien number and country of birth, the website will not display the detainee’s name.   This way, detainee information will be secure from identity theft. 

To read the full article, please go to: http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/100723washingtondc.html

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